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the president felt these comments were inappropriate. >> it shows bias. >> the russia story is a total fabrication. >> this is a tragedy for two families. good morning. welcome to "sunday today." i'm willie geist. as president trump takes some time away from the white house at his club in new jersey, a potentially major development this morning with north korea. the united states is touting tough new sanctions against north korea imposed unanimously by the united nations in the wake of pyongyang's ballistic missile tests. rex tillerson is in the philippines where he could come
face to face with north korea's representative. we're there live and talk about the sanctions and more with chuck todd. later, a sunday sit down with an icon, bette midler, fresh off her award winning role in "hello dolly." she reflects on a 50 year career that's brought her around to being the hottest ticket on broadway. i don't know whether to call you an actress, singer, musician. how do you describe yourself? >> i call myself an entertainer. i've never called myself an artist. >> a sunday silt dot down with one and only bette midler later in the show. let's begin with secretary of state rex tillerson and his meetings with the chinese and russians after they announced tough new sanctions against north korea. the north korean foreign minister is at the conference in manilla as well. bill neely is in the philippines for us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. it is 26 countries against one at this summit with north korea, the object of everyone's anger
over its repeated missile tests. rex tillerson here for the u.s. trying to pile the pressure on north korea and everyone is waiting for the very first meeting when he sits in the same room for the first time as north korea's foreign minister. will they acknowledge each other, will they talk to or simply at each other. we understand they will not meet in any private capacity. but rex tillerson wants to punish north korea, but china which is critical of its only ally, north korea, is asking for calm. it says the situation is critical but it wants the u.s. also to stop its what it calls provocative military exercises off the korean peninsula. china wants talks. well, rex tillerson is talking to china and he's also talking to russia and this will be the first meeting between rex tillerson and sergei lavrov since president trump said
relations with the russians were at their worst, they were dangerous and also since trump signed into law new economic sanctions against russia. that meeting with sergei lavrov is now over, but the strongest action against north korea took place at the united nations, not at the summit where russia, the u.s. and china agreed tough new economic sanctions. but the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., nikki haley, said don't let anyone be fooled into thinking we have solved the problem, not even close. more action is required. well, that action won't come here but north korea has been left in no doubt that it's isolated and that everyone is angry, that it's playing with fire. >> bill neely in the philippines, thanks so much. president trump is reacting to the u.n. sanctions as he enjoys a working vacation at his golf club in new jersey. kelly o'donnell is near the club with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
there's no greater policy priority for president trump than north korea and containing its nuclear missile ambitions and the president is pleased by what happened at the united nations and he is claiming it as a victory for the u.s. he's already tweeting about this and citing the unanimous vote. he writes china and russia voted with us, very big financial impact. he goes on to describe the penalty as the single largest economic sanctions package ever on north korea, over $1 billion in cost to nk. that steep price is not only a punishment but also intended to cut off funding needed by the regime to pursue its missile program. the president's reaction comes as he's got an extended stay here at his home in bed minister, new jersey. the president is hosting lawmakers and holding meetings with senior national security advisers, doesn't want anyone to call it vacation, even though advisers acknowledge in part it is. he is out of the white house for a total of 17 days. while he is gone, heavy construction has come in.
the furniture from the west wing has been removed. this is part of a construction, renovation and systems upgrade plan that was first put into place during the obama administration, part of it done then. this project now being completed. everyone is out of the west wing for the next couple of weeks. willie? >> call it a working vacation then. kelly o'donnell, thanks so much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, willie. >> significance of the u.n. sanctions, nikki haley touting them as ambassador to the u.n., particularly to get russia and china on board, a good development for the trump administration and perhaps for the world. >> no, this is a big victory for the trump administration, big victory for nikki haley in her job there. the question is will china enforce sanctions that have been agreed to. it is tough enough to get china to not veto. that was a big deal and to get
china not just to -- sometimes china just simply abstains from some of these things, allows sanctions to go through but take a neutral posture. they didn't do that here at all. it is a huge development to get china as far as you did. the next struggle is going to be to make sure china implements the sanctions. >> the north korean can has been kicked down the road so many administrations, back to bill clinton, president obama, now president trump, we heard nikki haley say all options remain on the table. h.r. mcmaster saying we can't overstate the tlelt north korea poses. lindsey graham was in this studio this we can talking to matt, basically saying war is on the table. if they continue to push and test weapons, we have an obligation to protect the united states. is this going to be the defining foreign policy crisis for this administration? >> i'm not going to make that prediction there. i think it will be one of the
three, certainly one of his two or three known foreign policy challenges that i think will haunt him throughout his time in office. look, i think the struggle here is that this administration is having is no different than the last two on north korea which is look, north korea doesn't believe the military options on the table, so that's a piece of leverage that i think our government doesn't know how to use on this, i think that's why you've seen an attempt to try to put some emphasis on that again, because i don't think the north koreans believe it, because you look at it strategically, south koreans don't want to see that, japanese are uncomfortable with that kind of talk, never mind obviously the chinese are too, so look, the united states is not in an easy place here because there isn't regional agreement on what to do. there's regional agreement there's a problem, but until you have regional agreement what to do, the united states is stuck
in a box a bit. >> last week as we discussed in this moment, ag sessions, is not on the good side of president trump, he had been attacking him on twitter. this week back on the president's good side because of a press drcconference about lea warning the media they may exercise, administration and justice department may exercise subpoena power against the media to find out who the sources are. what's the significance of that press conference. >> i don't think any of us would submit to a crazy subpoena like that on that front. i didn't take that press conference seriously. number one, they didn't take questions in front of cameras on the record. to me told me they didn't have any answers. number two, feels as if that press conference was for an audience of one as far as jeff sessions was concerned. i want viewers to understand,
there's too much conflation going on. there are water cooler leaks out of the white house which are not violating any law. these two things i think got conflated at the press conference. if the president is tired of west wing leaks, then he needs to inspire more loyalty in staff. the espionage issue is a separate issue, that's where the law is on the administration's side when it comes to leaking secrets and things like that. >> all right. chuck todd. a lot to talk about for you this morning on "meet the press." we will look for more. chuck talks broken politics with jeff flake from arizona and california democratic governor jerry brown. chuck, thank you. some other news this morning, a u.s. military os pray aircraft crashed off australia. three marines are missing and the rescue mission is now a recovery effort.
steve patterson is covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: took about 12 hours for military officials to make the difficult decision to suspend that ard uous search operation. now a lot of attention shifted to the aircraft the marines were in and its legacy of controversy. overnight, search suspended. three u.s. marines missing off the coast of australia, now feared dead. officials say 26 marines were on board the plane, conducting regularly scheduled operations, when a mishap occurred during landing. around 4:00 local time, the osprey hits the flight deck of uss green bay. the rescue operation turns to salvage and recovery. >> military training and combat operations, it is not just enemy fire in action, it's also the
complexity and peril of the operations themselves. >> reporter: the military unit in australia is part of joint military exercise, annual war games feature 33,000 australian and u.s. troops alongside 200 aircraft. boeing's so-called tilt row tore aircraft famous for ability to land like a helicopter while flying like a plane. to some, the aircraft had a controversial history, well before it was commissioned. >> took 25 years, $22 billion, and 30 deaths and crashes before the plane went into service. >> reporter: the aircraft has seen several high profile crashes in the last decade, the most recent in 2015, killing two marines during a training exercise in hawaii. despite this, flight experts say it is relatively safe. >> it gets a bad wrap, has quite a good safety record the past ten years, compared to helicopters. >> reporter: this morning, families left wondering what
went wrong. meanwhile, the families of three missing marines have been notified. while the search has been suspended, recovery efforts can take weeks if not months, all with investigation into exactly what happened likely to follow close behind. willie? >> we'll hope for a miracle for the three marines. thank you. activists in baltimore called this weekend for a cease-fire in gun violence that ravaged that city. bluntly calling the 72 hour stretch nobody kill anybody weekend. but less than 48 hours in, two people were killed. both victims of gun violence. since beginning of the year, 210 people have been killed in baltimore by gunfire. the city on pace to set a dubious record this year. the fbi on the scene in minnesota this morning after an explosion at an islamic center outside minneapolis. officials say improvised explosive device was found at the center saturday. the bomb went off just before morning prayers. no one, thank goodness, was
hurt. ten people are recovering this morning after experiencing severe turbulence on a flight from greece to philadelphia. the american airlines plane with nearly 300 on board was flying over the atlantic ocean when it happened. one passenger tweeting a picture of coffee that wound up on the ceiling of the plane. others saying turbulence came out of nowhere. >> i just saw everything just move upwards about four feet. saw drinks flying against walls and on the ceiling. >> 7 passengers and three crew members were taken to the hospital, all expected to be okay. fox news suspected eric bowling amid allegations he sent a looud photo to at least three female colleagues several years ago. they confirm suspension is pending results of an investigation currently under way. huffington post first reported accusations against him friday stating they were confirmed by 14 sources. bowling's attorney says his client doesn't believe he,
quote, sent any such communications. a stunner in london at the world track and field championships, usain bolt losing to justin gatlin in the 100 meter dash in a photo finish. bolt who finished third immediately con grat latd gatlin who bowed in praise of the gentlem jamaican superstar. this was bolt's last race. he will take part in a relay at the championships. dylan is here with a look at the weather. >> hello, good morning. thought you were saying hello dolly. >> that's on the brain, bette midler. >> we had stronger storms in tulsa. look at some of the video we saw there. severe wind damage caused by a possible tornado or micro burst. there were more than two dozen injuries reported because of damaging winds. you can see trees down across the roads from. there was a group of people stuck in a restaurant because of a roof collapse because of all of the wind damage. certainly a big story.
tulsa picked up more than four inches of rain. we saw some flooded streets as well. we are still seeing some heavy showers moving through tulsa, the band of heaviest rain is moving in to southeastern oklahoma and arkansas. we'll see more showers and storms this afternoon. kansas, missouri, picked up 4 to 6 inches of rain. most rain moving into eastern miscellaneous and western kentucky and tennessee monday morning. some storms have the potential of being pretty strong. through new orleans, picked up four to six inches of rain. any additional rainfall could lead to flooding there good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. forecast highs for today, a nice one out there. 81 in somerton. 82 in center city. upper 70s to low 80s over the suburbs as well as lehigh valley and berks county. in allentown, a high of 80 today
and we stay dry. low humidity, just scattered clouds overhead and no rain in the sfrast. new jersey, trentant, you're 8. in delaware, wilmington, a high of 82 degrees. >> that's your latest forecast. straight ahead, the highs and lows of the week, inclu inc a flip through vladimir putin's vacation trip. documenting his topless trip into the great outdoors. and a viral moment when a mother stunned her kids by walking in the door with a beautiful new gift. and dylan hangs out with the anchors of weekend update as they roll out a new show. all coming up on "sunday today." and the photo of the week, prince philip bowing out of public life with his final solo appearance. the husband of queen elizabeth made more than 22,000 such appearances in his life. hi.
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the end he got what he wanted. what do you do after a successful day on the lake? you bro out, shirts off with your defense minister, crack a couple of pbr tall boys, plot the next attack on a western democratic election. >> siberia isn't known as the warmest place on earth. >> that's the thing. not a shirts off -- >> 50 degrees, i am ready. >> never misses a shot. started with that horseback riding shot a few years ago. first low goes to spotting a real live snake on your desk at the office. it would be a low for you, me, dylan. check out the reaction of the team at 9 news darwin australia, without a hint of panic, the program manager calmly picks up the snake, puts it in a shopping bag to be taken outside. someone once saw a mouse at 30 rock, evacuated the floor for a week so hazmat could do its work. in other snake news, a delivery guy in baton rouge
showed you how to react when you see a snake. homeowner security camera shows he walks up with pangs, spots t -- packages and spots the snake and drops them like a bad habit. that's what i would do. >> you're not a snake guy. >> no. are there snake guys? >> there are people not terrified of snakes. i am in the class of being terrified. >> i think if you're surprised, i am out. it is broken now. next high from rockwell, texas, where the pruitt family has grown by one. that news was a big surprise to big sisters reagan and harper. >> reagan, harper. >> are you kidding me? >> what is that? >> that's your baby sister. >> mom saying it is your new
baby sister. the older of the two girls burst into tears of joy. she said later of meeting her new little sister, quote, my mind blew up. mom casey says she got a quick call about the adoption, girls weren't around, didn't have time to tell them until she came back with the baby and walked in the door at the moment you see right here. the pruitts have adopted three children, are now a happy family of seven. >> feel bad for neighbors that showed up with a puppy, oh, baby is better. >> the final low goes to the feeling when you're a professional cyclist in the middle of a big race and you get passed by a tiny horse. happened during the sixth stage at the tour of poland. a horse got loose in town, wandered toward the race. after observing briefly, said i can beat these guys. he breaks into a gallup. tough asphalt terrain for the hoofs. sadly at the end of the stage
the horse tested positive for doping and was disqualified. just happens in cycling for whatever reason. go little guy, go. >> i think i can. >> it was magical. we have to give you one bonus high. tell me if this new calf from texas reminds you of anyone. the black and white pattern on its face, big tongue sticking out. it reminded a lot of people online of kiss front man gene simmons. a spitting image actually. simmons tweeted out the photo writing this is real, folks! you can see why they named the calf jeannie. >> it is not makeup, it was born that way. a sunday sit down with the divine miss m herself, breaking box office records, winning a tony, and her favorite bette
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ahead. first alert meteorologist krystal klei is here with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. krystal. >> it already is very nice outside. look at our live camera views. clouds overhead with plenty of sunshine, too. in the mid 60s to low 60s over the suburbs of new jersey. low 60s for the lehigh valley and delaware at 63. as we get into the afternoon hours, temperatures only picking up into the low 80s. at 82 in delaware, at 81 in the suburbs. 82 is the forecast high in philadelphia. >> thank you. developing now in philadelphia, police are looking for the driver who ran down a woman in center city then took off. the victim died at the hospital. the hit-and-run crash happened around:45 this morning at race and watts streets near the convention center. rescue crews arrive at the scene, they found a woman lying in the road. they rushed her to hahnemann hospital where she was pronounced dead. police are looking for a white jeep wrangler rubicon edition that was captured on
surveillance video. >> in atlantic county, police in pleasantville are looking for this man who struck woman with his dirt bike. it happened last night on a sidewalk. the victim was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. police say the dirt bike rider ran from the scene. krystal and i will be back at 9:00 for a full hour and a half of news, weather, and sports. sunday today with willie geist coming your way next. more of that and we will see you at 9:00. have yourself a great sunday. for years, men have enjoyed their man caves without guilt. now, it's mama's turn. welcome to my she shed. i've got my favorite outfit on. my literature. my armando! and these are my treats! i'm just gonna have one if that's okay. of course it's okay. this is my world.
i just want to say -- shut that crap off. >> no one plays bette midler off stage, especially when delivering for her tony award. leading role in musical for her performance of the revival of "hello, dolly!." since it opened in april, it is broadway's hottest ticket, shattering records at the shubert theater. the show is classic, the cast rightly showered with praise and nominations. but let's be honest, crowds are lining up to see bette. it is return to the stage and town where she got her start in the basement of a place called
the continental bass. i sat down with her a few months back as she was preparing to head back to broadway for "hello, dolly!" ♪ >> for the divine miss m, we have a divine setting. >> i am knocked out. this is beautiful. >> we brought out the fine china for you. >> i am very impressed. >> for the past five decades, bette midler has been on stage and screen, putting together a career that places her in the class of stars who can be identified by a single name. ♪ but even an icon has to start somewhere. >> take me inside the continental baths in about 1970. >> you know, it was a basement. on friday nights, the owner put chairs down and people came. you had to surrender your clothes at the door. i didn't think anything of it. i don't know why i thought
nothing of it. i just took it in stride. it was a job, more money than i had ever been paid. i was so happy to have a job and they loved me. that means a lot to a person, for an audience to totally understand completely what it is you're trying to do. you never forget those. >> what do you think it was about your act that was so appealing to the people in that room? >> well, i think that i was rather -- i think i was pretty outrageous. >> since her 1972 debut album, the divine miss m, the emmy, grammy, tony winner has sold more than 30 million records. >> what did it mean to you personally? >> it meant a lot to me, it was my struggle, you know. people get slowed down by things, road blocks are put in their way, instead of going around them, they stop the car. i never let that happen to me.
>> what are the road blocks? >> too tall, to fat, too lean, too small. ♪ i'm beautiful, i'm beautiful, damn it. >> i don't know whether to call you actress, singer, musician, how do you describe yourself? >> i call myself an entertainer, never called myself an artist. people are supposed to call you that, you're not supposed to call yourself that, i am gratified when people call me an artist. i am not a song writer, i am an interpret tore of other peenopls songs and writings. >> when people come up to you. >> they never come up to me. no no no. they don't recognize me. >> what do you mean? >> i hide in plain sight. >> completely unrecognizable. ♪ you got to have friends. >> if you had to pick your favorite bette midler movie?
>> hocus pocus. >> another glorious morning. makes me sick. >> i have to say, i am flawless in that movie. i do. i have to say that. it is the only time i actually ever disappeared behind a real mask and it was so liberating. it was so much fun to find this way of moving and this way of holding your hands and this voice, it was just great. so much fun. >> i will say, when i mention the word "beaches" to a woman of a certain age ♪ did i ever tell you you're my hero. >> there's reaction to the movie and songs, it had to be special. >> it was very special. everything about it was special. >> it was the role of dolly in the broadway revival of "hello, dolly!" that lured midler back
to the musical stage. >> i imagine your decision was validated when you heard that ticket sales set an all time record in the history of broadway. >> i am excited, unnerved, i love the character. what i'm not prepared for is the size of the stage. >> her fans and critics were prepared for her. and it showed at this year's tony awards. >> the american theater wing tony award goes to bette midler, "hello, dolly!" >> she won for best actress. "hello, dolly!" itself was nominated ten times and won for best revival of a musical. >> could you see yourself doing more broadway? >> you know, i'll tell you something. i think about all of the parts i didn't get to play because i was so busy making a living and having my daughter and successful marriage. what i would like to do is scale it back maybe and do those arts
places, those performing arts places, you know, where they're very elegant and -- i always dreamed i would wind up as mabel mercer. >> not a bad place to end up. >> not a bad place to end up. >> just you and a stool and microphone. >> exactly, the way i started. >> bette announced this week her final performance in "hello, dolly!" will be january 14th, next year. that gives you five months to see that tony winning show. the remastered edition of that album, the divine miss m is available now for download. to hear more from bette and more guests, check out our website. and seth meyers, the making of a late night comedian show, talks about doing his own thing in the chair once held by jimmy fallon, conan o'brien, and david letterman. next week on "sunday today." dylan is back with another
check of the weather. >> hey, surprise. we are looking at some storms to start off the week up and down the east coast, especially through the day monday. tropical downpours extend through the gulf coast as well. monsoonal moisture in the southwest could lead to more flooding. it will start to warm through the 80s through the midwest middle of the week. spotty showers and storms, more heat out west, heavy rain likely on the gulf coast, through the middle of the week and end of the week. pop up showers and storms each afternoon. cooler weather works in by end of the week. in the good morning. i'm first alert meteorologist krystal klei. forecast highs for today, a nice one out there. 81 in somerton. 82 in center city. upper 70s to low 80s over the suburbs as well as the lehigh valley and berks county. allentown, of 80 today. we stay dry. low humidity, just scattered clouds overhead and no rain in the forecast. for new jersey, trenton, you're
yalth. same for ocean city. wilmington with a high of 82 degrees. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thanks very much. next sunday, chevy chase, norm mcdonald, tina fey, amy poehler, seth meyers, members of an elite comedy club dylan looks at, "snl" weekend update with at, "snl" weekend update with the current ♪ this is a story about mail and packages. and it's also a story about people. people who rely on us every day to deliver their dreams they're handing us more than mail they're handing us their business and while we make more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country, we never forget... that your business is our business the united states postal service. priority: you ♪
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♪ ♪ the best way to get together is with a treat you make together. ♪ ♪ "saturday night live" returns this fall for its 43rd season, weekend update will be in the middle of the show as it has been since chevy chase sat in the anchor chair that first season. they're getting started early with a prime time run this month. dylan shines the sunday spotlight on the comedy institution within a comedy institution. >> live from new york, it is saturday night. >> for 42 years, "saturday night live" has been on the biting edge of comedy. >> i can see russia from my house. >> wedged between the silly and
the sublime. in an ever evolving show, one constant remained. >> our top story tonight. >> here are tonight's top stories. >> the sometimes serious, more often smarky update, it has been a cornerstone of "snl" since the first episode in 1975. >> weekend update. >> the perfect backdrop to poke fun at politics. >> president reagan's only comment to the press was hey, look how short this guy is. >> and showcase some unforgettable characters. >> i, rose ann, rose ann adan a. >> maybe i don't look the part. >> anchored by some of the most legendary faces in comedy. >> i'm chevy chase and you're not. >> now for the fake news. >> women feel free to make whatever choice oprah tells them to. >> really?
>> really? >> huh. >> latest members of the post. >> i certainly fell into the trap early on of feeling like you're preserving this institution that is this desk versus making it your own. i feel like michael was very good at pushing in the right direction of we have to do it our way. >> very nice of you to say. >> no, it was, you know, it is just he is an inspiring figure. >> hillary clinton recently fueled speculation she may run for president when she appeared in iowa, hello, i'm back. if i remember 2008 correctly, that's not as effective as saying hello, iowa, i'm black. >> starting with chevy chase, norm, kevin, amy, tina, jimmy, the list goes on. you guys are part of it. >> initially that was very intimidating, and still is. now it is more like all right.
we're to the point we are doing our thing. >> excited before and after. >> like if you're on the supreme court or something. >> they're now ruling in prime time with a four episode run of weekend update this month. >> what are you guys going to fill a half hour with? >> i think we approach it the way we approach regular "snl," it is just what makes sense for the week. >> is it ever hard? by the end of the week for normal weekend updates, all the jokes have been made about the week. >> that's true. >> luckily that guy that's doing president likes tweeting on friday nights, it is really keeping us in business. >> i said this last week, but this week was crazy. obviously trump is not done yet, but let's say mike pence is definitely warming up in the bullpen. >> what role does it have on turning the mirror of our
culture. >> saves lives, we're the heroes. >> with comedy, you have a longer leash for honesty in a lot of ways than actual news. >> what do you say to people who get their news solely from weekend update? >> please don't, for our country. >> i am michael cha. >> colin jones. good night. >> one of the crazy things as a weekly show, things change not day by day but hour by hour. >> we interviewed them monday morning. i asked them about anthony scaramucci. sure enough, two hours later, we can't even use that in the interview. they're constantly updating and even right before they go on air. there's another update. >> as you said, we learned on sundays, there's news on the weekends too, it never ends. >> and you can get tickets, they have a live audience like they do for "saturday night live." >> catch the premier of that weekend update summer edition thursday at 9:00, 8:00 scentral
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basketball team is your favorite, but you're about to have a new one. a group of women, some deep into their 80s on the court doing work, making up for lost time when they couldn't get out there. here is steve patterson with our sunday closer. >> one, two, three! >> reporter: they swarm the court, call plays. crashing boards. and sinking shots. >> oh yeah, we always play to win. >> reporter: they're the golden girls of hoops, in a game where professional players retire in their 30s, the youngest play maker on this team is a spritely 82. a few of the gals are in their 90s. >> i am very good. it is amazing, i never thought i
would love this long, number one. >> reporter: by far, the splash is the oldest team in the senior womens basketball association. they defy expectations, facing off against players 40 years younger. >> some people thought we were nuts. >> reporter: this 80-year-old marge carl has been on the team 20 years. >> i love the game and the people. >> reporter: it is that love, year after year, that keeps the ladies coming back. >> we have good times together, doing all sorts of activity. >> reporter: they're dedicated, lacing up for one practice and one game a week. >> are you a hard player? >> yeah. >> you play rough, don't you? >> i give what i get. >> reporter: even through injury. >> have hip replacement, knee replacement, cancer survivors, they still come and play. >> reporter: socializing, staying active, feeling young.
>> what do you say to people that say women this old shouldn't be playing basketball? >> well, i would say just get out and try it. you'll be surprised you can do it. >> reporter: for everyone here, the game means more than keeping healthy. >> we were never encouraged. >> reporter: back in their day, organized basketball for women was unheard of. >> we played volleyball and softball in school and that's about all they let girls play then. >> reporter: the league raises money for girls youth basketball. sending promising student athletes to sports camps that can cost hundreds of dollars. >> knowing there are people out there willing to help you is pretty good. >> reporter: this 15-year-old point guard is one of those students. she wants to play in college. >> i love that you can run the court and feel free, nothing around you matters when you're playing the game. >> that's my big love, sponsorship and scholarships for
young girls, learning early the skills. >> reporter: passing onto the next generation. for "sunday today," steve patterson. >> how cool are they? steve, thanks. this week, we highlight another life well lived. john morris didn't take the photographs that shaped our view of 20th century history, but without him, we may never have seen them. morris was a young clerk, working for life magazine in new york when world war ii broke out. he moved to london to cover the war for life as a photo editor. he took famous photographs from omaha beach and normandy on d-day, the film was hustled to morris. he preserved 11 images, printed them, shipped them to new york. the photographs known as the magnificent 11 appeared in the following week's issue of life, are the last record of the day some called the most important of the 20th century. morris was at "new york times" during the vietnam war, argued
the now iconic photographs of a vietnamese police chief, shooting a suspect and young girl running naked from a napalm attack should appear on the paper's front page. they did, both won the pulitzer prize. june 5th, 1968, morris witnessed history with his own eyes, he was inside the ambassador hotel in los angeles the night robert f kennedy was shot and killed. morris wrote a front page account of that historic night for the next day's "new york times." john morris who put history in front of our eyes died a week front of our eyes died a week ago in paris. hi. oh, hi! welcome to the neighborhood. i brought you this pie to see if you're weird. wow, that smells intrusive. it is. did you want to come in, maybe snoop around a bit? that's why i'm here. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? ooh, i smell onions! the citi® double cash card does. only citi lets you earn 1% cash back when you buy, and 1% as you pay.
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golf superstar tiger woods scheduled to appear in court for his arraignment on dui charges. was he found asleep at the wheel of his car over memorial day weekend, he was charged with driving under the influence. he said he had a bad reaction to prescription drugs he takes for his injuries. this week marks the 40th anniversary of elvis presley's death, celebration of his life and music takes place during elvis week at graceland. fans that make the pilgrimage can get in on contests and -- >> have you ever been? >> i have to go. >> thank you for spending part of your morning with us. see you back here next week on "sunday today."
a deadly hit and run. a driver strikes a woman on the streets of center city and takes off. details on the type of vehicle police are looking for. a bullet hole in a septa bus. we'll tell you where the shot rang out. turbulent flight. a scare in the air ends with several passengers and crew members taken to a philadelphia hospital. good morning, everyone. welcome to nbc10 news today. i'm ted greenberg. it's 9:00 a.m. on your sunday morning. thank you for being with us. we have a nice day in store, but the pleasant weather won't be sticking around. krystal klei is here tracking wet weather for the start of our work week. good morning, krystal. >> good morning. we have these conditions for our sunday. then just a total real